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OneEyedMonster remindes us about the crap you can buy in pound shops: "Batteries that lasted about an hour and then died. A screwdriver with a loose handle so I couldn't turn the damn screw, and a tape measure which wasn't at all accurate."

Similarly, my neighbour bought a lawnmower from Argos that was so cheap the wheels didn't go round, it sort of skidded over the grass whilst gently back-combing it.

What's the cheapest, most useless crap you've bought?

(, Fri 4 Jan 2008, 7:26)
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If you bought it on Brick Lane market, it's also stolen!
(, Tue 8 Jan 2008, 22:47, 1 reply)
I got mine back from there twice. To my eternal shame, I got out of bed earlier than the thieves the first time, and, needing to get to work the next day, bought a very nice cannondale r700 for 120 quid (that's 900 in the shops, thanks). Stinking with guilt at buying stolen gear, my bike turns up four hours later (stolen whilst locked on a balcony. Credit to the ninja thief).

I called the old bill who, to their credit, turned up about 15 minutes later, only to arrest three seperate blokes who just happened to be hanging around waiting to be arrested.

So I managed to get my bike back seing as all the child thieves and their handlers had found very interesting things to look at in other directions, one of which being a scooter, parked for about 3 minutes outside majestic warehouse, getting completely stripped (by the same child thieves), the pieces brought back across the street and laid out for sale. In front of the police in an arresting frenzy.

I cycled home with both bikes, full of shame, guilt and towering blazing white rage and impotent hatred, and moved to kuwait, where they hang you for stealing a fiver.

Sometimes I don't mind this at all.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2008, 10:25, closed)

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